Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's neurology experts provide comprehensive care for more than 700 adults and children with myasthenia gravis each year.

  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic's world-renowned medical staff works together with other specialists to deliver the most appropriate treatment for each person. Your myasthenia gravis treatment team may involve doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), chest surgeons (thoracic surgeons) and other specialists or professionals as needed.
  • The latest techniques and technology. Mayo Clinic doctors participate in trials for potential new medications and surgeries for myasthenia gravis, and you may have the opportunity to participate. Learn more about research on the neuromuscular diseases and ALS research website.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

April 23, 2016
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